And a BIG
welcome from Grand Rapids, too!
IMHO, it's not about what's cheaper: motels or camper. It's about what's more comfortable. With my trailer, I sleep in my own bed, on my own clean sheets, pillows, blanket & bed spread; and I use my own bathroom that I've cleaned to my standards. As a bonus, I can choose a beach view, shaded forest view, sunny meadow view, desert view, mountain view, or whatever view I want. And I awaken to the smell of bacon and coffee cooking over an open campfire, instead of the banging of maid-service carts and vacuums in the hallway.
Ya just gotta love this camping life!